Amazon will announce a new Kindle next week

Amazon will introduce a new “top of the line” Kindle next week, says company CEO Jeff Bezos. Bezos announced the news on Twitter this afternoon, saying the new model will kick off another generation of Kindle products. It’ll be the 8th generation, following the much-loved Kindle Voyage that sat atop …

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Pebble smartwatch gets text message replies with Verizon iPhones

Pebble smartwatch owners that are using an iPhone on Verizon can now send text message replies from their wrist, according to an announcement from the company published today. The feature, which originally launched last year for AT&T iPhone users, lets Pebble owners reply to incoming messages with a voice note, …

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The science behind the time travel in Quantum Break

In the interest of determining whether Quantum Break is living up to its hype as smart science fiction — a real physicist consulted on the game! — we asked our science editor, Liz Lopatto, play the game and render a verdict. Here’s the thing: Liz mostly does not play video games. Our …

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Nest is permanently disabling the Revolv smart home hub

Nest is coming under fire following an announcement that Revolv, a smart home startup it acquired two years ago, would be permanently shutting off its product starting May 15th. The decision, announced in a quiet note on Revolv’s website in February, has gone largely unnoticed and is expected to impact …

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BP to pay US government $20.8 billion for Gulf oil disaster

A federal judge has approved BP’s $20 billion settlement over its 2010 oil spill, the Associated Press reports. First reached in October, the final settlement amount accounts for civil claims against the company set forth by the Department of Justice and five Gulf states. US Attorney General Loretta Lynch previously …

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Bill Simmons and HBO are making a Game of Thrones recap show

The first show to emerge from Bill Simmons’ partnership with HBO is After the Thrones, a weekly Game of Thrones recap show that’s going to premiere on HBO Now alongside Thrones‘ sixth season later this month. It’s not clear when After the Thrones will air on HBO proper — a HBO press …

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